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JimNtexas

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  1. Interesting RAND study: Costs of training USAF pilots by MWS inforgraphic
  2. The F-111 had five radars. It is not impossible that a crew might not have put them to stand by until after the crew chief parked their jet.
  3. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/04/01/vr-flight-training-goes-international-brits-join-pilot-training-next/
  4. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t President Obama finance a small war in Lybia with an EO?
  5. "Verb 27 (no clue what happened..)" Well in the USAF we do encourage speaking in multi-syllable words. 😁 Seriously, You look like a good fit.
  6. Griswold - Stop Making Sense!!!!!
  7. I'm old enough to have graduated from 'Universal Nav Training', which basically was about a nine month course in table navigation with a little bit of radar and low level thrown in. After UNT I went to EWO school which was about four or five months and then to F-4s.
  8. I suppose that EWOs going to Growlers and some F-15E's must do both courses. I hope anyway.
  9. https://www.12ftw.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1724030/back-to-basics-for-csos-running-long-deep-fast/fbclid/IwAR2mfhtYeJRXRh2XaVLYMQ9UWxYjJ6-EuyxN5JWtXT5O9ZSeBkUHqeLjS7g/
  10. Question from the peanut gallery: Why replace newer KC-10s rather than older KC-135s?
  11. Fly the F-16 to meet a friend. Whatever. Sending ' flirtatious' emails from work to work accounts. Really dumb, even for a fighter pilot! 😉
  12. In ancient times a good friend who was an F-4 pilot got a letter of commendation from the PACAF/CC after he landed without a front canopy. He was commended because when ask what happened to his canopy answered “I intended to lower the flaps but for some reason I opened the canopy instead”.
  13. ”I better not catch you looking at the damn sky NAV!” OK, just shut up and drive me to work. Point the jet where I tell you to, follow the bars, and mash that pickle button when I say so. We'll get along just fine. 😎
  14. I have 950 hours in the F-4 pit, mostly E and G. That was hard physical work, but I liked the G a whole lot because its EW system was 30 years ahead of its time.
  15. MJ says she is running because her opponent is a poopoo head. Which is sorta true, but she won’t admit she has stood in a brace in front of Nancy Pelosi’s desk promising to work night and day to raise taxes, open the borders, and above all stop at nothing to destroy that bad Orange Man by any means necessary.
  16. I can tell you the FAA will be very reluctant to give you even a third class medical unless you can show a solid year of CPAP machine logs showing you use it all night pretty much every night.
  17. If you read the T-X system specification you will see that this list is almost identical to the required capabilities of the now Boeing T-X. I suspect the USAF hopes that by equipping both trainers with these advanced simulation features that they can reduce the time from a student pilot walking in off the street to becoming MR in his end weapons system. https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=646b86a7bd46af87a7fc69de9ed306fc
  18. "No rules stopping you from dating a SNCO's daughter home from college" Of course not. When MSG Karl Malden's daughter dated LTC Efrem Zimbalist Jr's daughter there was no problem, even though LTC Zimbalist was MSG Malden's commander. President set! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombers_B-52
  19. What is the path from Bergstrom to a weapons system for these new pilots? https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/1593411/flying-training-reimagined-as-first-ptn-class-graduates/
  20. Rote memory is a pilot trainee’s most useful mental skill. Simple mental arithmetic is helpful. The actual tech is high school level. A gender studies major with a good memory and otherwise not an idiot will do just fine in training.
  21. MJ is running TV ads that are just lists of her USAF assignments. Not a word on how she might vote in Congress.
  22. In my congressional district in central Texas we have a former USAF Helicopter pilot named MJ Hagar running against my Congressman, John Carter. MJ had been shot down in combat, rides a motorcycle, and graduated from University of Texas AFROTC det 825, which was my det also. I didn't meet her in AFROTC because I had been in the Air Force two years when she was born. John Carter is kind of a douche, and I'd love to go out and knock on doors for MJ. The problem is that MJ is running as Democrat and favors open borders, gun grabbing, impeachment and is very sympathetic to socialism. This breaks my heart that such a good person is so misguided.
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